David Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author, fellow of the Society of American Historians, and visiting distinguished professor at Vanderbilt University. He has been affiliated with the Washington Post for more than forty years as an editor and writer and twice won Pulitzer Prizes at the newspaper.
In 1993 he received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his coverage of Bill Clinton, and in 2007 he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He was a Pulitzer finalist three other times, including for one of his books, They Marched into Sunlight.
He has won many other major writing awards, including the George Polk Award for National Reporting, the 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Anthony J. Lukas Book Prize, and the Frankfurt eBook Award.
Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi. When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi was hailed by Sports Illustrated as “maybe the best sports biography ever published.”
A Good American Family, Maraniss’s twelfth book, will be released in May. He and his wife Linda, a retired environmentalist, live in Washington, DC, and Madison, Wisconsin, their hometown.
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (2019)
Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World (2008)
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero (2006)
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 (2003)
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